Catfish, Flathead

Details

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Scientific Name:
Pylodictis olivaris
Water Type:
Freshwater
Description:

As the common name suggests, this catfish has a flat head, but other than that, it looks like any other catfish: it has smooth, scaleless skin, whisker-like barbels around the mouth, and long, sharp spines on the dorsal (back) fin and one on each side of the pectoral (shoulder) fin. Flathead catfish reach a length of 3 to 4 feet (0.9 to 1.2 m) and their weight can exceed 100 pounds (45 kg). Pylodictis is Greek meaning "mud fish", and olivaris is Latin for "olive-colored". Flathead catfish are typically pale yellow (hence the name "yellow cat") to light brown on the back and sides, and highly mottled with black and/or brown. The belly is usually pale yellow or cream colored. The head is broadly flattened, with a projecting lower jaw. The tail fin is only slightly notched, not deeply forked as is the case with blue and channel catfish. Young fish may be very dark, almost black in appearance.

Fishing Spots

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Herington Reservoir Reservoir

Herington, KS
United States United States
11 2
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Herrington Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Lancaster, KY
United States United States
23 2 8
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High Falls Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Forsyth, GA
United States United States
13 4
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Hillsdale Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Paola, KS
United States United States
13 8
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Holt Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Tuscaloosa, AL
United States United States
15 4
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Homochitto River -- Unknown --

Eddiceton, MS
United States United States
19 2
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Honker Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Cadiz, KY
United States United States
13 10 4
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Hords Creek Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Coleman, TX
United States United States
7
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Horn Lake(Lake View) Lake (Freshwater)

Walls, MS
United States United States
1 17 1 2
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Horsetail Pond Pond (Freshwater)

Wayne, IL
United States United States
13 4
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Horton Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Nauvoo, IL
United States United States
9
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Hovey Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Mt. Vernon, IN
United States United States
21 4
Tn_8967

Hubbard Creek Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Breckenridge, TX
United States United States
17
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Huzzah Creek Creek (Freshwater)

Steelville, MO
United States United States
23 1 8
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Ichawaynochaway Creek Creek (Freshwater)

Milford, GA
United States United States
15 4
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Illinois River -- Unknown --

Godfrey, IL
United States United States
33 1 8
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Indian Valley Reservoir Reservoir

Redding, CA
United States United States
2 14 1 4
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Inks Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Burnet, TX
United States United States
15 2 6
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Iowa River -- Unknown --

Rowan, IA
United States United States
23 4
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Iron Horse Trail Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Du bois, NE
United States United States
13 1 4
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Jackson Lake Lake (Freshwater)

La Plata, NM
United States United States
1 13 1 2
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Jacobson Park Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Lexington, KY
United States United States
9 1 4
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Jacomo Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Blue Springs, MO
United States United States
17 6
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James River (Upper) -- Unknown --

Richmond, VA
United States United States
40 17 2 6 2
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J.B. Thomas Reservoir Reservoir

Snyder, TX
United States United States
9
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Jeffrey Reservoir Reservoir

Brady, NE
United States United States
16 4
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John Redmond Reservoir Reservoir

Burlington, KS
United States United States
31 1 4
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Johnson Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Lexington, NE
United States United States
21 6
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John W Flannagan Reservoir Reservoir

Haysi, VA
United States United States
15
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Jones Bluff Reservoir (Woodruff Lake) Lake (Freshwater)

Montgomery, AL
United States United States
15 1 4

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Tournaments

There are no tournaments specified for this fish.